Factsheet IUDD

Factsheet IUDD

Main Objectives of the study programme
Become an urban curator, the competent and reflective expert for the urban realm. Train in

  • General understanding of methods and science
  • Scientific analysis and reflection of current problems of urban development in an international context and their complexity
  • Research-based, computer-aided analysis and simulation of urban spaces and interrelationships with rural development
  • Management of urban construction and development projects
  • Stakeholder management and process-oriented development
  • Urban Sociology
  • Processes of spatial, regional and urban development in a German, European and international context
  • professional working techniques such as text production, moderation, presentation
  • interdisciplinary cooperation in an international context
  • social skills such as teamwork, process-oriented work, intercultural communication skills
  • transferability of theoretically based knowledge into practice and its reflection in intercultural contexts

Graduates of architecture, landscape planning, interior design, regional/spatial planning, geography, civil engineering, urban and architectural sociology, environmental sciences and other disciplines relevant to the natural and built environment 


  • International (course taught in English language; worldwide network for professional experience)
  • Interdisciplinary (combines computational urban analysis and design with integrated urban development and design, project management and urban sociology)
  • Research-, application- and design-oriented (quality of built space) with praxis module

4 semesters
The 3rd semester is spent doing a traineeship and is focused on professional practice (praxis module). International partners (the so-called Model Project Partners) in Germany, Europe and overseas offer collaboration on "International Model Projects".

Master of Science (M.Sc.)

Costs of studies as well as financing opportunities are explained in detail here.
Besides the study fees and living expenses you have to consider possible costs for excursions and study trips as well as additional living costs that may come up during a semester outside Weimar (for example internship period).